NY Jets’ Sam Darnold has been impressing throughout training camp despite his situation.
It’s normally difficult to evaluate a quarterback if the team is down to their last trickle of wide receivers on the depth chart. This hasn’t been the case with NY Jets‘ quarterback Sam Darnold, or at least, not yet.
Darnold has been able to outperform the players around him, as he’s been making splash plays regardless of who steps on to the green grass.
Time is ticking until the start of the regular season, and it would be downright dangerous to go into Week 1 with the current depth at the receiver position.
Providing Darnold with a healthy Breshad Perriman, who is slated to return to the practice field on Saturday, is crucial for the offense to find any sort of considerable success.
Denzel Mims is a different story.
As a rookie, a rookie wide receiver, I might add, missing the majority of training camp due to an injury can be detrimental to the development of a player who’s bulk of the job is to run.
Consistently staying absent from these practices could take a toll on one’s conditioning and prohibit them from having much of a say on the outcome of a win come Week 1.
If Mims isn’t able to find himself back on the field within the next week, the chances he makes much of an impact against Buffalo are very much uncertain.
Despite the injuries to the NY Jets’ receivers, Sam Darnold has made the most of his situation.
The silver lining, though, is that Darnold has been able to build chemistry with players that he commonly wouldn’t interact with as much if the depth chart was at full health.
Members of the Jets such as Chris Hogan, who signed with the team last Wednesday, wouldn’t have gotten this opportunity if it weren’t for the unfortunate injuries plaguing Jets’ playmakers.
Sam Darnold has grown as both a quarterback and a person throughout his first three years in the league. He’s able to handle a little adversity when called upon as a leader in trying times.
Darnold is able to handle a few wide receiver injuries.
There’s one saying that every NFL team has to abide by to earn success in this league.
Next man up.